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with members of congress on how they use technology and social media web sites, and many this installment, a conversation with republican representative john culberson of texas. when you think of the political process, what do you believe the role of social media is as far as how folks like you communicate to the folks at home? >> guest: my job description is representative, and the most imporant part of that, of course, is to use my own good judgment based on my core principles and knowledge i have based on the feelings of my district to vote to represent them up here, but equally important is my role as communicator to make sure i keep them plugged in and insuring that they know what's being done here in washington. so i use social media, i see social media as a vital part of my job in communicating with my constituents, and quite frankly, i'm a very passionate jeffersonian republican who believes strongly in the tenth amendment and that we need to get the federal government away from my kids, my home, etc., let texas run texas, and i think social media will, frankly, be the root of the
. no brent, we don't have brent, but it should be pulling, as well. mike, over to you in the u.s. how are you today? >> thanks, christine. doing well, thank you. hope you are too. and we're about 5 1/2 hours away from the opening bell here in the united states. and we do have the futures pointing toward a lower open across the board. basically investors doing a read through from what's going on in asia and china and barring a major meltdown in the stock market today. nonetheless, this could be the best stock rally, the best six-month rally, that is, since 1933. moving over to the treasury markets, even though we did see that slight selloff in the stock market on friday, we did see the price go up and the yield come down. that's continuing today at 2.3%, but maybe a pronounced selloff if we move on to the ten-year tee note. right now we have the yield pulling in again just a little bit at 3.4%. as far as gold is concerned, it did go up 1% in friday's trading, and it might be oil price related, christine was just talking about and also inflation fear-related, but we did see the price holding st
who supported us. we now need to fight and work hard. >> hungry for change, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast a ballot. >> we need change to break the current situation in japan, just like the united states, we need change. >> in tokyo, only heavy rains from a typhoon stopped more people from making it to a polling booth. within minutes of the poll's closing, it was clear that the opposition had swept to power in a landslide. for the prime minister taro aso, the election put an end to an 11-month reign flanked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> i feel it was my fate to take this election loss. i accept it. >> japan was hit by the perfect economic and political storm. >> people suffering unemployment at a record high. so that was a big factor. the other factor was the opposition had become electable after being quite symbolic through the 1990s. >> the son of a foreign minister and e grandson of a prime minister, yukio hatoyama comes from a political family often called the kennedys of japan. he's promising revolutionary change including free high s
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english should supersede or override black english, and whether black english outlived s usefulness, all of these consideratio and concern is. and, the reason why i say it is this wrong question, is that in the 21st century world, language is in fact your keyo being able to negotiate this world. and, rather than getting caught in the question of whether we should have one or the other, it really suld be a suation of discussing the merits of both, and the other languages we are going to be learning. i just came back fm algiers. there is a pan-african culture festival sponsored by the algerian government and they brought over 5,000 people from artists, intellectuals, scholars, writers, et cetera from all over the african continent and some parts of the diaspora. and the first thing that struck me as i got off of the plane, was that we were met by a group of algerian students, one young lady was 18 years old. and she was already fluent in french and the arab language. but, she was also fluent in english. and we had a conversation with her and we asked, well, you know, how did you learn your
. will not forget about you. we will skirt by the southern and eastern suburbs today leaving us with partly cloudy skies north of the district and off to western maryland. the balance of the day is looking at highs around 76. this is about a month ahead of schedule. normally a high like this toward the end of september. angie, good morning. >> good morning. it is monday, august 31st. we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and traffic not looking that bad. 95 northbound. right now no problems between the prince william parkway and lorton. clear from the fairfax county parkway to the mixing bowl. to the inner loop we go. finding drivers between 95 past braddock road up to 66 clearly at speed. the outer loop, disabled vehicle at the toll road. good news there. that is now gone. lanes are moving. jumping to the beltway. this time north of the district in maryland where a little volume is building on the outer loop at university. we will take it over to 50 where we are flying this westbound from the bay bridge to bowie to the beltway. things are moving nicely as far as speed is concerned and finally that wil
in treatment and a lot of the advances in pharmaceuticals, come from the u.s. paying so much money, and if the u.s. creates a new system, how is it that those types of extremely advanced pharmaceutical development to get paid for? how do the canadian citizens pay for it when they go to the mikheil clinic, for instance? i think the states might be better this -- when they go to the mayo clinic, for instance? the cutting edge of medicine, how will that get paid for? >> well, i agree that u.s. institutions in the united states that are top notch, that are the top of the world, the mayo clinic and some of them, and you need to keep that, because it is very important research, and you are doing some things that we are not doing in canada, but if the canadian citizens want to go to the mayo clinic, they have to pay out of their pockets to do that because it is not covered, or, at least, the park that would be covered is very small compared to the real cost, so people are paying out of their pockets if they want to have that, he but these are four very specific things that could not be do
the pple who suorted us. we n need to fight and work hard. >> hungry forchange, the japanese turned out in droves. 70% of eligible voters cast ballot. >> we needhange to break the current situation in japan, just li the united stas, we need chge. >> in tokyo, oly heavy rains from ayphoon stopped more people fromaking it to a lling booth. within minutes ofhe poll's closin it was clr that the oppositi had swept to power in alandslide. for the primminister taro o, the election p an e to an 11-month reign fnked by verbal gaffes and public paralysis. >> ifeel it was my fate to take this electn loss. i acce it. >> japan w hit by the perfect economic and polital stor >>people sufring unemploymen at a recd hi. sohat was a big fact. the otr factor was the opposition h become electable afr being quite symbolic througthe 19s. >> the son of aoreign minister and e grandson of a prime minier, yukio hatama comes from a political familyoften called the kennedys of japan. he's prising revotionary change including fe high scol education, a higher mimum wage and a $320 a month child care allowance. transl
taking care of us here. they were fantastic. that's it for this special edition for "special report" for this time. the only place you will get the whole story. thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. i will be back in washington for tomorrow night's show. we hope you will join us. until then, good night from jerusalem. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute shepard: fires rage. 164 square miles burned. 12,000 homes threatened. tonight, the fight. i'm shepard smith. the news starts now. it almost doubled in size overnight. now, the monitor wildfire is threatening thousands of homes. >> our house is gone. the whole block has been leveled. shepard: we're live on the front lines of the fire fight. shepard: and former vice president dick cheney says president obama is punishing the cia interrogators who kept the country safe after the attack of 9/11. >> i think it's an outrageous political act. the enhanced interrogation techniques are absolutely essential in saving thousands of american lives. shepard: ton
says interrogation tactics used during this bush administration were not illegal. >>> welcome to 9 news now. today is monday, august 31st. >> it is the first day for students in montgomery and howard county. >> of course kim martucci is joining us and has a look at the forecast. >> we have a dividing line. we are dry and south and east of us a u yoeat e avu yoyowith h we wilarstt withdoppler 9000 and do a litt. ur wnngdo ha cto tour. taking us down to chaprince inprce georges county this morning where i have been ngkitrlight rains opdrs falling from shady y side an deale points south and west. past waldorf to g ob wye river side and 301. it is all light and unless you are in this part of the viewing area your conditions are dry. little front south and east of us. low pressure is kicking off showers and storms and stays across the southern suburbs today. the rest of us will take a trip to the 70s today. partly cloudy skies over dc. 70 degrees, not much warmer than 73. cloudy skies right now 64. air quality is good. >>> find out how the traffic is shaping up. >> we have been tracking t
allegedly held her captive for 18 years and cadaver dogs were used to check another property next door. police say he might be linked to several unsolved murders from the 1990s. >>> police in southeast georgia are offering a reward for information about a mass killing at a mobile home. police won't say if the victims are related or if they have any leads that might point to a suspect or even a motive. >> reporter: inside this small mobile home, authorities in glin county, georgia are investigating the biggest mass murder they've ever seen. alt people are dead and one more person is critically injured. >> somebody went in that house, there's no doubt, and murdered these people, yes. >> reporter: police still do not have a suspect and hope a $25,000 reward will generate more leads. >> what does $25,000 mean? that means we need help 37 anybody who has information that can call to us tell us, we need that help. that's the simplest way i can put it. >> reporter: not knowing whether a mass murderer is on the loose has residents scared. >> i look my doors now. i don't -- i try and stay energy
afghanistan since 2001, and today the top u.s. commander there delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war. general stanley mckristal said the situation in afghanistan is serious but success is achievable. we have a >>. >> in eastern afghanistan. >> reporter: it's what american soldiers call a security bubble. to these afghan shopkeepers and their children, it's a chance for a normal life. in a string of villages south of kabul, u.s. troops are providing security in return for help in hunting the taliban. it's a small-scale model of what general stanley mccrystal is calling for his n his assessment a greater concentration of u.s. forces working closely with afghan soldiers and police. according to captain paul shepherd, it began here with a massive increase of u.s. troops. >> we've seen a complete 180 and we've seen that because i think we've... one, we've flooded the area with soldiers. we've gone from 500 to 5,000. >> reporter: but outside the bubble, this province is still a very dangerous place. u.s. troops have been here since the beginning of th
endowment >> abernethy: welcome. i'm bob abernethy. good to have you with us. religious leaders across the spectrum were among those offering tributes after the death of senator edward kennedy this week. several faith groups praised his support for healthcare reform as a moral issue and his work on poverty, immigration and civil rights. kennedy was a roman catholic who advocated strict separation of church and state. he sometimes took stands that conflicted with the teachings of his church, such as his support for abortion rights. but he also sided with the church on many social justice issues. boston cardinal sean o'malley issued a statement saying kennedy was quote "often a champion for the poor, the less fortunate and those seeking a better life." the world's more than one- billion muslims are celebrating their holy month of ramadan. it's a time of day time fasting and special prayers. in many parts of the world, muslims are conducting special ramadan charity projects. president obama recorded a video message wishing muslims well during this sacred time. >> fasting is a concept shar
the atlantic to the white house. somebody in the u.s. government had to know. >> i think it's worth a question or two. i hope it gets asked. big show coming up. >> mike's back, obviously, from an amazing weekend as well, a sad weekend. but i've got to say one of the more -- >> uplifting as well. >> -- uplifting funerals that i've ever observed. >> yeah, catholics know how to do it. >> you guys do. >> beautiful. >> we just say be dead and throw in the ground and that's it. >> throw a handful of dirt on the coffin, see you later, go to the car and leave. >> all right. >> we're going to talk about that after -- >> it's time for news. >> now, welcome back, mika. i'm so excited that i'm not going to interrupt your news.
>> all right, that's it for us. the cbs evening news with katie couric is next. harry smith is in tonight. join atina for the area's only local newscast at 7. don't forget, is always on. have a great night. >> smith: tonight, a cbs news exclusive, the afghan government is pressuring the united states to release a suspected terrorist arrested in the bombing last week that killed a u.s. soldier and injured an american reporter. i'm harry smith. also tonight, all-out war in southern california. the enemy is growing by leaps and bounds. a huge wildfire now threatening 12,000 homes. football helmets go high tech to warn student athletes and maybe save their lives. and what he did for brown. a u.p.s. driver makes his final delivery and sets a record. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> smith: good evening, katie is off tonight. more than 800 american service people have been killed in afghanistan since 2001, and today the top u.s. commander there delivered his much-anticipated progress report on the war. general stanley mckris
the, saying help us debunk the myth and tell us your story about why health care reform is necessary, saying that the greatest myth of all is that 2 wasn't needed. so i think they are trying to start to actively engage the american people, even more. i mean, obviously with a very busy summer for the president. but it will be interesting to see what they do once people start coming back from vacation, once the president's vacation is all wrapped up, if they really continue this health care focus other maybe shift and focus on the economy since the issue isn't necessarily a winning one for them right now. >> christina bellatony from the "washington times." thanks for the update. >> and now some are wondering where is the change that president obama promised while on the campaign trial, from iraq to afghanistan, guantanamo bay, and the military's don't ask, don't tell policy. certainly change was a key word, and he spoke about it when he accepted the democratic nomination for president. >> now is the time to finally keep the promise of affordable, accessible health care for
'll answer those questions and a few more. slogan comes to us from jack in georgia. north, south, east, and west. "fox & friends" is the best. [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute brian: i recognize that music. steve: welcome aboard. gretchen: we are up in gear. steve doocy is back from vacation. i hope had you a wonderful time. steve: i went to the mother land of ireland for seven or eight days. it was fantastic. brian: meanwhile when the judge came back he found kilmeadian, the town. you came back with a w. no information about my ancestors. steve: i was at a place called kilmeadian jail. gretchen: it's not about you, brian. brian: i think it is. let's talk about the myriad of issues including firefighters out of in california. gretchen: start with your evidence lines for a monday morning. a bunch of stuff going on today including this fox news alert. a massive wildfire burning out of control near l.a. leaves two firefighters dead. vehicle overrun by fierce flames. plunged off the side of a mountain. captain
murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la canada flintridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing any minute now with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked everything down good and waited.
. meteorologist steve fertig is here to tell united state us hos and if it's going to last throughout the week. >> good morning, patrice. it's going to last through the day. although it will warm into the 70s this afternoon. it's a cool start and it will be a cool couple days before we see a warm up before the weekend. we will look forward to 80s then. today 75. at the bus stop, here is where we start. 63 degrees, there are locations to the north that are starting in the upper 50s. as patrice said it, a chilly start and you might want the light jacket. mostly cloudy skies. and we should some sunshine mixed in during the day. you will see the 50s up in pittsburgh and in general, 57 in harrisburg, and more 50s as you go further points toward buffalo. it's going to be a chilly start for everybody in the mid-atlantic and the northeast and you see showers to the south, staying to the south and high pressure staying to the north. it fights off the shower activity to the north. if you're in the north, expect showers, and then they will taper off by afternoon and we will look forward to clear or clear
in connection with phillip garrido who imprisoned a young girl for 18 years. they used shovels to big up his back yard and used cadaver dogs at the property next door. they wanted to investigate whether he was linked to a string of unsolved murders in the area. >> three texas boater his an amazing survival story to tell. they were found sitting on top of their capsized catamaran 180 miles from land. they called off the search, bipeople on another boat found them. they survived on chips, crackers and a few gallons of water. incredible. >>> at the box office, the horror flick "the final destination" took in over $28 million. inglorious bast arts was second and halloween ii was third. let's get a check on the weather. >> we will see what's going on and show you we have a couple of storm systems. in the atlantic and in the pacific. we will get to that, but as we check out what's going on along the coast, showers and thunderstorms along the carolina coast. out west things are high and dry and that's a problem for the firefighters and continues to drive the good news that the santa ana winds have
, beijing. >>> that does it for us. we're back here tomorrow. rick sanchez picks it up from here. >>> thanks a lot. we told you there would be information coming to us. this is one of the officials there in brunswick, georgia, who is hopefully answering some of the questions that we have as to these eight people found dead. i think he's starting to get going here. let's go ahead and listen in. >> i will entertain other questions. other than that i will not comment. if you ask me questions about it, that will be my answer. i'll say that from the very outset. let me say at this moment again, my condolences go out to the family mebs on behalf of our community and the board of commissioners and the people who live in this neighborhood. i wish i could give them more from what i gave last night and there's little more i can give right now. that being said, i'll tell you this much, right now actively assisting in the investigation are the following agencies -- the glynn county emergency management agency search and recovery volunteers, the glynn county sheriff's office, the brunswick police departm
by protesters is promising to pick up where his murdered colleague left off. he tells us why live. >>> lost at sea. for a week searchers even gave up and the coast guard as well when suddenly a sight for sore eyes. three weary fishermen saved by sheer luck. you'll hear their incredible odyssey tonight. >>> good evening, everyone. i'm don lemon. our top story, thousands of people fleeing their homes ahead of wildfires raging in southern california. especially hard hit los angeles county prompting governor arnold schwarzenegger to declare a state of emergency. for the latest we turn to cnn's kara finnstrom live in la cankca flintridge ridge, california. >> reporter: you can see this fire is continuing to burn in the hillsides behind me. we are expecting a news briefing with the latest numbers from this fire, but at last report more than 35,000 acres had burned in this fire. that number expected to go up. thousands of homes had been threatened. we caught up with one of the families who had been in edge in la canada for days. >> wetted everything down a couple of times yesterday, really soaked
two boats slammed into one another, just south of the curtis bay area not far from the u.s. coast guard station. linda so is live at the scene with what some are saying about the area where the crash happened. >> reporter: we're live here. people who know the area well say they are not surprised at what happened last night. investigators want to know how it happened. this was 6:00 yesterday evening. investigators say the coast guard had to rescue john martins and his 13-year-old daughter after their boat slammed into another boat. the force of the crash flipped over the martins' boat and caused the other one to go out of control. that's when one witness jumped on board to stop it but the driver died. witnesses say they are not surprised the crash happened considering how shallow the water is where the two creeks meet. >> it's pretty dangerous. they should probably put a speed limit there. i'm on a jet ski, i see people almost collide. it's about three feet deep right there where they hit. >> reporter: we're told the victim and father and daughter who had to be rescued all knew eac
>> this is what every doctor tells us, i've never seen nothing like this before, in so many years of being a doctor. >> reporter: now this mother says she is running out of hope. >> more than anything, i just truly want somebody to say i've seen this, i can help this family. i don't care where we have to travel. i don't -- i will go wherever we need to go. i'll do whatever i have to do. i just please want somebody to help my baby. that's all. >> we talked to some experts on this extremely rare condition. it's sometimes referred to as hemolacria, which is often linked to a blood clot, a benign tourism growth near the eye or maybe even an infection. in most cases the infection can be treated once the underlying cause can be determined. i'm heidi collins. cnn continues now with tony harris. >>> it is monday the 31st of >>> it is monday the 31st of august. -- captions by vitac -- here are the top stories in the cnn newsroom. >> we ask you please, please, please don't put your lives in danger. we don't need any more victims of this fire. >>> a los angeles area wildfire tu
driving in here? >> devas.ting looks like a scene from a mosec. sec.a idha datng o, n a what did you used to see over the fence? >> my neighbor's house. >> reporter: on every side of their home, to the left, the right and across the street, the homes are gone. a black and white scape. nothing but chimneys and charred appliances remain. the meyers learned their fate while watching the news. >> you could see the house behind us in flames. you could see this house in flames. the whole neighborhood in flames, but our one house, nothing happened. i can't explain it. i'm so happy that i have everythingng. my posssioions, mymy pictures. but, to e my neighbors with nothg, it just breaks my heart. >> reporter: officials wouldn't let bo bill and his wife into the fire zone with us. the only way tina got a glimpse was with our pictures. >> it happened so fast. oh my gosh. devastating for my neighbors they lost evererything.wh devastating to look at that situatn. >> reporter: there is no reason their home survived. but the meyers say with so much loss around them they can never go back. lisa fletcher
in the thekd quarter shrank by a more than expected quarter. a lot like u.s., ended up with minus 6 and change from a revised number. hey, we don't have any buybacks until tomorrow. the first of september we'll get a buyback, especially after steve had those great moments with the new york fed governor, dudley. of course, monday nany market participants still say that issuing of debt is a monetization. many don't understand why they don't admit it. as far as the market today, it is trying to annticipate both ap and friday's jobs report. jobs are king. mark haines, back to you. >> santelli, thank you. >>> sell-off in asia overnight which is now impacting us. china's shanghai composite led the pack to the downside dropping 6 3/4%. that is a three-month closing low. the month of august, chinese stocks dropped more than 21%. their second biggest monthly loss in 15 years. hong kong's hang seng lost about 2%. japan's nikkei down .4. after jumping more than 200 points earlier in the session. guy johnson, things a little rocky in europe? >> yes, to say the least, mark. that china story certainly havin
of us. in the private insurance market when somebody who is not on medicare but doesn't have health insurance shows up at the hospital and the hospital gets the doctor and they treat the patient and they have to do big surgery, you think the hospital just swallows all that cost? they and the insurance companies pass it on. it's estimated that in the private insurance market individuals pay over on average $1,100 a year for all the people who are not insured in the system and pay for it in a very inefficient way because they are not getting the preventive care up front. they have to wait until the problem gets worse because they can't go to the doctor's office because what does the doctor office say when you call them up. what's your insurance number? i don't have one so it gets worse and worse and worse and they show up at the hospital, much more expensive. who pays for it, all of us through our insurance and medicare through the system so we're saying people have to shoulder that responsibility now, but you can't say to somebody who earns $25,000 a year that you've got to pick up t
and listen to his words. next on this special edition of "larry king live." thank you for joining us. ted kennedy was an american legendment while his last name garnered him attention. his ka rirn the senate allowed him to carve his own legacy. the youngest of nine children he outlived all three of his brothers, joe jr., jack, bobby, he entered the senate in 1962 and over the decades emerged as an influential and iconic figure in the democratic party. i had the privilege of interviewing senator kennedy several times. we often talked about his family legacy and world famous last name. what is it like to be a kennedy, to be a ted kennedy? i mean, you drive around and it is the kennedy center, and then there is the kennedy, and it can never leave you, it can't leave you? and you live and you work here? what is that like? >> well i think the first impression that i have always had is how fortunate i've been to have grown up in a family and been able to learn what i tried to learn and continue to learn, but most of all learned what i did from wonderful parents and great brothers and sisters. m
: that is all for us. jon: over to "the live desk." [captioning made possible by fox news channel] captioned by the national captioning institute martha: hello, everyone. trace: we are live, inside and all over the fox news room. behind me is the national desk. over here, this is the foreign desk. every picture that comes into fox news comes in through here. on "the live desk" brand new pictures will always be on the right-hand side of the screen. in the top box, breaking news from southern california. governor schwarzenegger declaring a state of emergency for four counties. the station fire has now doubled in size, to 85,000 acres, with more than 10,000 homes in its path. humidity is low and the worst case scenario is developing, hot gusting winds. in the middle box, new pictures inside the living hell that was casey lee dugard's backyard prison for years. now her captor is being investigated as a possible serial killer. there is word she was employed and interacting with the outside world. and we will soon get a major announcement from gov. pat to do all about ted kenned
seems to be in aeath spiral, and the u.s. automakers are on their knees and the stock market just had its worst year since 1931. welcome to the great recession. i am not trying to be glib because there's a lot of pain and suffering out tre and there's nothing funny about losi your job or seeing your stock ptfolio get a serious serc fetter watching your 401(k) turning to a 201(k). but, to the extent that downturns like the current one calls us to, to the extent it shakes up the status quo agb causes us to reexamine our goals and that in itself can create enormous opportunities. opportunities to rlect about what you really have and one of the thgs i am going t do, i am going to convince you or certainly hope to convince you th by the end of my talk you are going to feel like one of the wealthiest people wh ever lived. you are one of the wealthiest people who hasver lived, what do you know what are not. you are so fortunate that he make the powerball said-- look like second ze. you not-- may not feel that way but i'm going to do my best to convince you otherwise. i want to start up by ta
, paul rainwater, joining us this morning. thank you for being on. . >> a live picture from the center for american progress. a moment or two away from the start of a forum on the challenges facing labor. we will hear from richard trumka, tended to become the next president of the afl-cio -- today to become the next president of the afl-cio. -- candidate to become the next president of the afl-cio. ilive coverage on c-span. >> good morning, everyone. welcome to the center for american progress action fund. i'm executive vice president here. it is my great pleasure to welcome you all to the first that of our new series called "perspectives on the future of the american labor movement." is hosted by the center for american progress's american worker project, which conducts research on how we can increase the wages, benefits, and security of all american workers, and promotes their rights at work and make sure that the american worker perspective is central to all work at the center for american progress, whether it is that the economy, in government, health care, and host of other issues
's life and work, senator orrin hatch of utah, and christopher dodd of connecticut who joins us by telephone. senator dodd, let me begin, you and senator hatch, had the great privilege of eulogizing your friend at the memorial service friday night. you waved as you pulled up. you were still scribbling notes, edits on your speech. talk about the moment. you have given so many speeches in your life. what made this one unique? >> well, john. first of all thank you for doing this. the difficulty was it is so personal. how do you express in eight, ten minutes. tried to keep it brief. how do you capture 30 years of friendship in eight minutes. particularly someone who the relationship goes far beyond just the personal. i sat next to him for almost 25 years in that health education labor committee. we were partners in policy. we are great friends personally. got to know his children, his family, intimately and well. so trying to capture all of that in a sense is one of the hardest things you ever have to do. >> so senator hatch as you put this together. what did you have to leave out t
people to the training. if they aren't aware of it and they don't knowow to use it and it's not going to be as effective as you want it to be. assessment programs. we need to be able to assess peoples skill levels in order to figure what kind of training is appropriate for them so they can move into the jobs and careers that they want. i know for example that a lot of states have adopted the work key system that acp has. that's one example of where i think jan on line program that is working within the public workforce system to help people sort of assess their skill levels and help decide what training is necessary. but you need to ve those services alongside on my drink and we also need services to promote persistence and completion and support of systems. as heather mentioned run childcare and transportation to kind of a point on that, you know, on line training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers and it does reduce some of the sort of spatial barriers. but it doesn't reduce them online training does reduce a lot of geographic barriers but does reduce some of the sort of speci
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oil out of -- >> $72 is still a good number. it used to be in the u.s. they wouldn't do anything. >> talking about oil prices? >> yeah for $48 or $46 was a cutoff point. and 72 now, people really i thought underestimated the oil field companies, first of all their book was booked up for a long way out for higher oil prices. some of it comes off and leaves a formidable book and $72 for a lot of these projects is still very, very -- >> you covered oil for a long time. >> jack of all trades. well, there's a whole pile of stuff to talk about on economic front today. the new survey of the forecaster says the united states doesn't need a second fiscal similar lus package but instead should cap government spending over the next two years. the semiannual poll by the business economic finds most surveys were worried about the outlook for the government's budget. now, we will actually get the full story in the next half hour here on the show. we're going to be joined by chris varvares. >>> let's talk more about the federal reserve. the federal reserve reportedly making about $14 billion o
. courtney robinson tells us what that will mean for the more than 141,000 students back in class today. >> for the class of 2010, it is a celebration. a new year, at the school, back to the books, back to where things left off with budget cuts. >> we will have a good year no matter what. >> as montgomery county's 200 schools will come students, they are in the midst of a spending freeze. any open positions will stay vacant except for principals and teachers whose pay is supplemented by federal dollars. this after the system was able to shore up a deficit in the spring, shedding 2 to the jobs and doing away with the cost of living -- shedding 250 jobs and doing away with cost-of-living raises. >> we may have a few more issues to deal with as the year unfolds, depending on how revenues come in. we staffed and we planned. >> the projected budget gap looms. montgomery county is having to do the same with less funding and about 3000 new students. >> i think it is going to hurt the students at the end. it is not fair that we do not spend money on education. >> the superintendent is not perce
patrol told us that we have at least a half hour to get out or, you know, we could burn. thousands of firefighters will be on the lines today, all with heavy hearts. two firefighters died on sunday when their vehicle rolled down a mountain. >> please, prayers for their family of our two brothers that we lost. >> reporter: north of sacramento, an out-of-control blaze roared through the town of auburn, destroying dozens of homes in a few hours. >> our house is gone. >> are you serious. >> i'm standing right there. the whole block has been leveled, our block. >> reporter: firefighters are making progress in some areas but the fires remain very dangerous and more could double in size before they are brought under control. teri okita, cbs news, california. >>> sky 9 was over the scene of a townhouse fire in frederick, maryland. officials say that one person is in the hospital for burns. the house went up in flames an 7:00 this morning. and right now, fire officials are at the scene and in the 100 block of victoria square searching for a cause of this fire. >>> well, it is back to school
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blackstone in antioch. thanks. >>> joining us now from san francisco is maria christensen who had business dealings with phillip garrido. you run a recycling business. how is it you came to do some business phillip garrido? >> about ten years ago, he was highly recommended by another business person and he started coming around more and more asking for more business. at the beginning, he was kind of just odd. he would deliver at odd hours. i'd come in in the morning and the stuff would be on the door, so i wouldn't see him as much. >> but did your antenna ever rise up to the point where you thought this guy is anything more than just peculiar? >> no, i just thought that he was such a religious freak that he was just harmless. >> when was it that he started to talk to you more about religion and when did you begin to think maybe this guy is a little more than just strange? >> about a year ago, he like -- he would just keep coming and telling me about this stuff and gave me the cd, gave me the -- just flyers and, you know, asking can he come to my business and preach there. and i said no. >>
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of utah and democratic senator christopher dodd of connecticut who joins us by telephone. senator dodd, let me begin by you. you and senator hatch had the great privilege of eulogizing our friend at the memorial service friday night. you waved as you pulled up. i saw you were still scribbling notes on your speech. talk about the moment. you have given so many speeches in your life. what made this one unique? >> well, john, first of all, thanks for doing this. what makes it difficult is it's so personal. these are -- how do you express in eight or ten minutes, i tried to keep it brief, how do you capture 30 years of friendship in eight minutes particularly with somebody who the relationship goes far beyond just the personal. obviously i sat next to him for almost 25 years in that health, education, labor committee. we were partners in policy. great friends personally. got to know his family, his children. try be to capture all of that in a sense is one of the hardest things you ever have to do. >> so senator hatch, as you put this together, what did you have to leave out that you wanted
the bleeding. if there had been one of us there, not together, we might have stopped, but we were there together. it was in our program, here, and the nurses still talk about it because the shipfts change but e do not. we were sitting on stools, dozing off, waiting for this position -- this patient. the patient eventually stopped bleeding and walked out of the hospital and was well. >> i know you will not name the person. i will just ask the question. the most difficult situation that you have ever had? >> i have it. >> ago. >> it is a great story. i was operating on a priest. i had just taken a vein out of the priests le's leg. a surgeon came in and needed my help. he had a young lady who had an appendectomy, but she had cardiac arrest. her heart stopped and we are not sure what is wrong with her. she was about 28 years old. i went over and looked, and i thought she had a big blood clot to her lon -- lung. because of who the patient was, i made the decision to move the patient. i moved her into the operating room and i open her chest and open the artery were i thought the blood c
of the rangers and she joins us. >> reporter: wendy, local firefighters and forest rangers don't typically see the types of wildfires that are burning out of control in california but they say their skills can be used to fight any type of fire ithre whe with where th >> reporter: fes burned. >> reporter: forest ranger rick long spent two weeks in california hngorpiel to battle e wildfires raging there. these photographs depict the mag touched the blaze. >> the one day we were sit there and all that we've seen was just an air show. fire was making a really good significant runs and just had air tanker after air tanker after air tanker just coming in, waopping retardant, dropping r. orter: dispatched as part of a>>-p20n so teramlptehe o -h ba le the firehaast t h consumed tens of thousands of acres. the firefighters went to utah's big pole area and then to california for the assignment. they helped along the fire line, put out hotspots and conducted other tasks as the fire raged. >> it was a rush. adrenaline rush because you're seeing like all this much stuff happening so you're like this is r
want to thank you for getting up early with us for fox 5 morning news. i'm gurvir dhindsa. >> i'm steve chenevey. thank you for being along with us this morning. we'll start with a look at the weather out west where it is an all-out assault on a raging wildfire. it is just a matter of time before the flames reach mount wilson where transmitters are for the major television and radio stations. crews are dealing with the loss of two of their own as two firefighters died when their vehicle fell off a winding road trying to get to the fire. some people would you go noard evacuation orders also were hurt -- who ignored evacuation orders also were hurt. >> they will not tell to you evacuate if it is not necessary. people did not listen and there were three people that were burned and badly injured cause they did not listen. listen carefully and immediately move as soon as they tell you to move. >>> fire officials say they could pull back crews if condions become too dangerous. flames have charred at least 18 structures and are threatening 1,000 homes this morning. >> and the weather is still
, and blasting eric holder for investigating cia personnel over the masses -- methods used. in an exclusive interview with chris wallace, dick cheney left the obama administration have it, saying the new investigation is politically motivated and dangerous. >> i think it is an outrageous political act that will do great damage long-term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions without having to worry about what the next administration will say. jon: catherine herridge is following up on that interview. the former vice president was very blunt, and wasn't she? >> yes, and he was articulating the position of many critics. he spoke directly with chris wallace on sunday. >> it is a very devastating affect on morale inside the intelligence community. if they assume they will have to do with the political consequences -- and this is clearly a political move. >> the official position of the cia is their employees are driven by the mission, and not by the had blind. critic -- headlines. jon: is it true that not all of the higher ups in the party cha
of soldiers reading us and a lot of mail from them and hear back from a lot of them. >> okay. just saying once in a while, well actually you had pj o'rourke in the '80s. there was a conservative guy. had some great articles. >> i think conservatives like to read us to disagree with us. >> that's right. i, just like with "the new york times", i buy two copies, one to read and one to burn in my backyard after i finish reading it. >> rose: before he broke into television, joe scarborough was a republican congressman from florida from 1994 to 2001. he recently mapped out a comeback strategy not for himself but for the gop. the book is called the last best hope restoring conservatism and america's promise. i am pleased to have him back at this table. welcome. >> sorry you had to bring me. >> i enjoy hearing the stories about the ball girl last time here. (laughter) >> rose: how are you different today? >> you know, i think -- i think i know now in 2009 what i didn't know in 1995. >> rose: i hope so. >> and ironically, i'm counselling my liberal democratic friends, saying just relax. you know, i tho
in the u.s. basically, mount wilson observe store invented the big bang theory. firefighters just took it back and said, no, you're not going there and the planes and the helicopters and they all stopped at least for now. how long they can stop this wildfire, nobody is going to be able to predict that. >> we'll keep track from the air to the ground. chad, thanks so much. forest service commander actually tells cnn that the station fire has a mind of its own. our colleague reynolds wolf is there. >> reporter: the grim news came late last night. >> please, prayers for the family of our two brothers that we lost. >> reporter: two firefighters killed as their truck rolled down the hillside. the easiest approach is often from the sky. helicopters and planes attacking what seems to be an endless wall of fire. >> i'm afraid. >> reporter: on the ground, more than 10,000 homes sitting in the fire's path. police blocking off neighborhoods and ordering thousands of people to evacuate. a warning that the governor urged them to take seriously. >> this is a huge and dangerous fire. >> reporter: not
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